I am a multilingual feature writer and documentary photographer with the focus on human rights in South Caucasus and Eastern Europe - from LGBTQ+ community in Georgia to war in Ukraine, I have devoted myself to tell the stories of human resilience in all forms. 

Fluent in Georgian, Russian and English, intermediate in Spanish.

Currently based in Phoenix AZ as a Hubert H. Humprey Fellow at Arizona State University. 


Instagram: @tamuna.chkareuli

Thanks to Mano Svanidze for this beautiful portrait.



Tamuna Chkareuli is a Georgian photographer and journalist based in Tbilisi. Having a keen interest in social issues, she mainly photographs and writes  on human rights, with particular  focus on disability and gender-related problems.

After graduating in MA Documentary photography and photojournalism from the University of Westminster(2017), she has worked both in London and Tbilisi as a freelance photojournalist, developing her personal projects at the same time.

 In 2018 she became a grantee of Tbilisi Photography Museum with the mentorship provided by NOOR. In 2019 she’s been a selected participant of Nikon-NOOR workshop in Barcelona. She’s a part of Women Photograph mentorship program since 2020. She was 2021 fellow of RFE/RL  Georgian Service regional journalism program. In 2021 she’s been awarded EU journalism prize for the best investigation.

Tamuna Chkareuli's works have been shortlisted for Kolga International photo showcased at Tbilisi Photo Festival and Rome Art Week. Tamuna is represented at Diversify Photo. Her recent work on Ukrainian refugee crisis has been published in New Lines Magazine and Hyperallergic.

Fullbright comittee selected her as a H. Humphrey fellow 2023-24, for a program that brings mid-career professionals to US for work and study. Currently at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Tamuna Chkareuli is polishing her multimedia journalism skills and interning with Axios Phoenix.